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Oso Bay Park Could See a Variety of New Additions

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A City project 20 years in the making is about to see some major improvements after City Council action on Tuesday.

On first reading, Council approved awarding a contractor more than $4.5 million for upgrades to Oso Bay Park, at the end of Wooldridge Road, where Kiii News Reporter Brian Burns went Live with the details.

Phase One of the park has just been completed, with new bike trails, hiking paths and an overlook. The park has been in the planning stages for the past 20 years, with 10 years of that spent to acquire the 161 acres for the project.

Phase Two means park goers will see a new building and a special pond.

"Phase Two now will include a learning lab, a pond that will be created to help with that learning lab, a variety of more trails, a small amphitheater area, parking, entrance area," said Mike Morris of the City's Parks and Recreation Department. "Just a variety of different things. And all of it's going to be geared toward teaching folks about the wind, about the habitat that's there, and about how to clean the water that goes into the bay."

Morris said the last four years have been spent acquiring new funding through the state and private donations to complete the project.

Once City Council approves the construction bid in a second reading, construction should begin in December or January, and the improvements will be compete by 2015.

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